Posted on January 9th, 2018 by Dayna Anderson

The wait is finally over! Spin the Golden Light Bulb, the first installment in Jackie Yeager‘s The Crimson Five Series, is now available! Join Kia Krumpet and the rest of the Crimson Five in the year 2071 as they compete in the Piedmont Challenge. Acceptance to the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School, a place where they can let their imaginations and creativity run free, is on the line. Can they work together against forty-nine other state teams to earn their place at the best inventor’s school in the country?


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The year is 2071.
Kia Krumpet is eleven years old.
She bites her nails (a lot) and flies an aero-scooter.
And she dreams of building her sixty-seven inventions at PIPS, the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School.


The event is the Piedmont Challenge.
A challenge in which all 6th grade students solve a series of tasks.
The winners compete in teams to earn a place at PIPS, a place where they can let their imaginations and creativity run free.
The rest  of the students are forced to study only one school subject for all of 7th and 8th grade.
(That’s two whole years!)


The place is Camp Piedmont.
The coolest and most innovative camp around.
But in a world full of floating playgrounds, switching bunk beds,
and robotic monkey assistants, there’s more at stake than anyone expected,
and there is only one team with the courage to figure out what that is.


Meet The Crimson Five.
Because sometimes it takes a friend (or four) to help make your dreams come true.

Praise for Spin the Golden Light Bulb!


“Young students compete in a futuristic setting in this story that teaches useful lessons about teamwork, family, and forgiveness.”

– Foreword Reviews


“Even though the five students in Kia’s group come from different backgrounds and have various ideas for the winning project, they must band together to prove that they have what it takes to succeed. Young readers who are interested in STEM will find themselves reflected in these characters.”

– School Library Journal


“Spin the Golden Light Bulb successfully combines enchanting magical surroundings such as aerocars, sparkling bedchambers, floating games, and robotic monkeys with traditional values such as cooperation, friendship, honesty, and hard work.”



“Spin the Golden Light Bulb is a must read for any middle school student! The creativity oozes out of every page and it teaches young readers the importance of being creative, letting your imagination go wild and thinking outside the box. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put down the book. “



“I came away from reading this book wanting to strive to achieve my goals (and to believe in myself while I’m working towards them), to be a better friend, to have more fun and to add Jackie Yeager to my ‘read this author’s next book regardless of the blurb’ list. .”


Read an exclusive excerpt from Spin the Golden Light Bulb!

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